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Fragment by Warren Fahy
Review by Linda Marie Schumacher
Delacorte Press Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780553807530
Date: 16 June 2009 List Price $25.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Read Fragment, by Warren Fahy, and feel the lure of an exotic place with exotic plants and animals. Only this place is on Earth!! A research ship in the South Pacific accidentally finds this island and the discovery begins....

From official release/information:

Product Description: In this powerhouse of suspense—as brilliantly imagined as Jurassic Park and The Ruins—scientists have made a startling discovery: a fragment of a lost continent, an island with an ecosystem unlike any they've seen before . . . an ecosystem that could topple ours like a house of cards.

The time is now. The place is the Trident, a long-range research vessel hired by the reality TV show Sealife. Aboard is a cast of ambitious young scientists. With a director dying for drama, tiny Henders Island might be just what the show needs. Until the first scientist sets foot on Henders—and the ultimate test of survival begins . . .

For when they reach the island's shores, scientists are utterly unprepared for what they find—creatures unlike any ever recorded in natural history. This is not a lost world frozen in time, an island of mutants, or a lab where science has gone mad: this is the Earth as it might have looked after evolving on a separate path for half a billion years.

Soon the scientists will stumble on something more shocking than anything humanity has ever encountered: because among the terrors of Henders Island, one life form defies any scientific theory—and must be saved at any cost.

(Source: Delacorte Press)

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